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16th Aug 2018, 21:37
Replies: 86
Views: 17,393
Posted By goudie

Spelling police alert! Spell checker? It’s your...

Spelling police alert! Spell checker? It’s your worst enema!
15th Aug 2018, 16:31
Replies: 86
Views: 17,393
Posted By goudie

I managed to keep a flying suit issued for a...

I managed to keep a flying suit issued for a jolly in a Canberra, to East Africa from Cyprus, back in the 60s. My eldest
daughter, found it when she was a teenager and wore it down the pub. It was...
9th Aug 2018, 14:32
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By goudie

My son in law was a USMC logistics Officer. He...

My son in law was a USMC logistics Officer. He said they were given less funding than the Army so when in Iraq, they stole what they needed, especially transportation, from them! It was a...
7th Aug 2018, 13:06
Replies: 58
Views: 12,466
Posted By goudie

On my sqd. In Germany we were allowed to remove...

On my sqd. In Germany we were allowed to remove our collar and tie by the F/sgt. when working on the aircraft. I think the aircrew still had to wear them!
I did have some nice Colton blue shirts and...
20th Jul 2018, 09:24
Replies: 42
Views: 10,856
Posted By goudie

I found his book spellbinding, all written in a...

I found his book spellbinding, all written in a matter of fact manner. One couldn’t help but have the deepest respect for him
RIP Sir
19th Jul 2018, 13:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By goudie

A piece of good news that should have had wider...

A piece of good news that should have had wider publicity IMHO
A pat on the back for those that made it possible
16th Jul 2018, 10:33
Replies: 38
Views: 6,815
Posted By goudie

At Scamptom when The Vs were white we had...

At Scamptom when The Vs were white we had large canisters of Wadpole. Wed form up, on our knees, line abreast and get polishing. Thats when you realise just how big the Vulcan wing is. If night...
14th Jul 2018, 15:04
Replies: 30
Views: 5,965
Posted By goudie

Just not their day. Two police motorcyclists...

Just not their day. Two police motorcyclists crashed during the Bastille parade. Doesn’t sound good for tomorrow’s match if these things come in threes. Oh dear, never mind, what a shame!
1st Jun 2018, 16:35
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By goudie

I’m not a pilot but I had osteoarthritis of my...

I’m not a pilot but I had osteoarthritis of my left knee last year. After 4-5weeks or so treating with iboprufen it disappeared and hasn’t returned, so don’t give up hope
29th May 2018, 16:17
Replies: 46
Views: 8,197
Posted By goudie

More of an assault course than golf course.

More of an assault course than golf course.
29th May 2018, 14:20
Replies: 46
Views: 8,197
Posted By goudie

Thread drift, yes, most unusual. Did someone...

Thread drift, yes, most unusual. Did someone mention Changi?
Thanks for that roving
29th May 2018, 12:32
Replies: 46
Views: 8,197
Posted By goudie

roving, I spent ‘67-‘70 seconded to the the RMAF...

roving, I spent ‘67-‘70 seconded to the the RMAF at KL. Best years of my service life
29th May 2018, 10:38
Replies: 46
Views: 8,197
Posted By goudie

I was detached to Tengah in ‘64 with 32 Sqdn....

I was detached to Tengah in ‘64 with 32 Sqdn. Most of it is now rather hazy but I do recall the FAA guys placing a Citroen 2 cv ( the CO’s staff car!) on the roof of the officers mess.
I was most...
17th May 2018, 23:01
Replies: 78
Views: 11,278
Posted By goudie

I cannot understand the objection to calling the...

I cannot understand the objection to calling the Typhoon a Tiffie. We’ve had quite a few nicknames for our aircraft. .

Meteor = Meatbox
Canberra = Cranberry
Belfast = Belslow
Hercules = Fat...
17th May 2018, 10:18
Replies: 52
Views: 10,617
Posted By goudie

I witnessed several paras falling over, as if...

I witnessed several paras falling over, as if pole-axed, after a session on Kokinelli at the Wine festival. They were drinking it straight from the carafe!
10th May 2018, 15:14
Replies: 197
Views: 118,417
Posted By goudie

For some reason, which I cannot fathom, beards...

For some reason, which I cannot fathom, beards seem to suit navy types but not, I think, those in the RAF or Army.
I was interviewed for job by a chap with a beard, when I left the RAF and felt...
10th May 2018, 14:43
Replies: 22
Views: 3,978
Posted By goudie

Revenge, more than justice, IMHO and as we know,...

Revenge, more than justice, IMHO and as we know, thats best served up as a cold dish!
6th May 2018, 14:29
Replies: 87
Views: 16,070
Posted By goudie

In the early 60s I attended a lecture on ‘The...

In the early 60s I attended a lecture on ‘The Role of the RAF’. The Wng/Cmdr, giving the lecture started off by saying the RAF had 97 plans requiring possible RAF involvement. When the first invasion...
2nd May 2018, 15:50
Replies: 67
Views: 12,141
Posted By goudie

My middle and youngest daughters were born in...

My middle and youngest daughters were born in Akrotiri and Kuala Lumpur respectively. The one born in Cyprus is now an American citizen. The youngest one has travelled the world. Neither have had any...
29th Apr 2018, 10:39
Replies: 18
Views: 4,208
Posted By goudie

I was an SAC in Germany when the big pay rise...

I was an SAC in Germany when the big pay rise happened. The old sweats were cockahoop because it meant they would be getting a decent pension. To we erks it meant more beer tokens and a decent meal...
28th Apr 2018, 08:46
Replies: 38
Views: 7,347
Posted By goudie

Are they brass hats?

Are they brass hats?
26th Apr 2018, 18:03
Replies: 41
Views: 6,308
Posted By goudie

I don’t suffer from being superstitious...but!

I don’t suffer from being superstitious...but!
25th Apr 2018, 19:26
Replies: 75
Views: 7,295
Posted By goudie

I have adblocker on my iPad and never see...

I have adblocker on my iPad and never see adverts. We all love what’s familiar but nothing ever stays the same. Pprune is no exception. So far it’s working ok, just different!
23rd Apr 2018, 12:28
Replies: 141
Views: 31,875
Posted By goudie

‘Jobsworth’! The fine was not natural justice...

‘Jobsworth’! The fine was not natural justice IMHO.
20th Apr 2018, 14:45
Replies: 32
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Views: 9,126
Posted By goudie

Ian16th. Ground crew were part of the squadron,...

Ian16th. Ground crew were part of the squadron, when it re-formed in ‘58, as were the Vulcans and still were when I was posted away mid ‘59. Squadron personnel formed the Guard of Honour when the...
20th Apr 2018, 12:34
Replies: 32
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Views: 9,126
Posted By goudie

I do hope the squadron personnel will not be...

I do hope the squadron personnel will not be referred to as ‘the dam buster boys’ by the cousins...as we were when four Vulcans from 617 went to Nellis in ‘59. Just a touch embarrassing! Brits...
20th Apr 2018, 11:47
Replies: 40
Views: 9,304
Posted By goudie

Prescott...a typical champagne socialist. How did...

Prescott...a typical champagne socialist. How did this ass**le, get away with it?
As a ch/tech I was due to send my two eldest daughters to boarding school but opted for early retirement when it was...
19th Apr 2018, 19:15
Replies: 25
Views: 9,792
Posted By goudie

Although she would be well practised in single...

Although she would be well practised in single engine landing, I think carrying it out, knowing that a passenger had died would have added even more stress to the situation.
Can’t practise that in...
18th Apr 2018, 10:22
Replies: 142
Views: 42,239
Posted By goudie

Nothing too exotic, just an old T21’barge’ at...

Nothing too exotic, just an old T21’barge’ at Bicester in mid 60’s. First of three trips was good. Cable break on second one but high enough to complete a circuit. Completed a wobbly 360 turn on...
17th Apr 2018, 12:02
Replies: 40
Views: 9,304
Posted By goudie

Ogre. My daughters had the same problem when I...

Ogre. My daughters had the same problem when I left and moved to Herts. They weren’t local and didn’t speak with any accent. The local kids also thought it amazing that two of them had been born in...
16th Apr 2018, 18:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,913
Posted By goudie

Certainly frightened the life out of me when I...

Certainly frightened the life out of me when I watched him in the film.

He would have certainly sorted men from boys when drilling recruits in real life!
15th Apr 2018, 15:39
Replies: 201
Views: 46,201
Posted By goudie

I see I’m alone in not calling it a load of...

I see I’m alone in not calling it a load of bollocks. Well it bloody well is a load of bollocks!
Fixed.
15th Apr 2018, 07:32
Replies: 201
Views: 46,201
Posted By goudie

Wishful thinking probably, but I wonder if any of...

Wishful thinking probably, but I wonder if any of the perpetrators of this rubbish, read pprune? Might give them a reality check, if they do.
13th Apr 2018, 12:53
Replies: 201
Views: 46,201
Posted By goudie

Since I left things do appear to have gone...

Since I left things do appear to have gone downhill, somewhat. Can’t be a coincidence, surely.
12th Apr 2018, 17:44
Replies: 372
Views: 303,996
Posted By goudie

Its a euphemism for causing tears to flow, as...

Its a euphemism for causing tears to flow, as they well might.
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